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How to change my internal wifi card

mihairomanian

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May 15, 2016
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So, ive been doing some research and im sure there must be a way in order for me to change my internal wifi card on my 2011 macbook pro 8,1. Reason being is that i intend on dual booting with black arch as ive become very interested in penetration testing. My concern is this... Is there any type of adapter i may purchase in order to make my macbook pro compatible with some of the newer mini pci-e wifi cards?

Such as this one ..

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-3160-Wi...id=1463350177&sr=8-3&keywords=wifi+mini+pci+e
 

mihairomanian

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2016
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Do a google search and you will find multiple videos about changing the wi-fi card.


not to be rude, but...
I don't think you even understood my question . So i will repeat it,
is there adapter that anybody knows of that connects a mini pci-e wlan card to apples proprietary airport/bluetooth flex cable , or even a straight flex cable that connects to the logic board?
 
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JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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Aarhus, Denmark
is there adapter that anybody knows of that connects a mini pci-e wlan card to apples proprietary airport/bluetooth flex cable , or even a straight flex cable that connects to the logic board?
- I don't think there is, no.
I've seen an adaptor to use the AirPort cards from Retina models in earlier machines, but none for a generic PCIe card.
The issue also becomes connecting the antenna cables to the new card, which, at least for the Retina cards, have connectors that are much too large.
 
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